Scope Of Chapter 17
From Fall in The West Part of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

Foundation of Constantinople — Political system of Constantine — Military Discipline — Palace — Finances

ADEvent
324 Design of a New Capital— Situation of Byzantium—Description of Constantinople —BosphorusPort of Constantinople —PropontisHellespontAdvantages of Constantinople —Foundation of the City — Extent Progress of the Work —EdificesPopulationPrivileges
330 or 334 Dedication
300

500
Form of Government in the Roman Empire—Hierarchy of the State—3 Ranks of Honour
4 Divisions of Office
1
Consuls
Patricians
2
Praetorian Praefects
Praefects of Rome & Constantinople
Proconsuls, Vice-Praefects, etc.
Governors of the Provinces
Profession of the Law
3
Military Officers
Distinction of the Troops
Reduction of the Legions
Difficulty of Levies
Increase of Barbarian Auxiliaries
4
7 Ministers of the Palace
1Chamberlain
2 Master of the Offices
3Quaestor
4Public Treasurer
5Private Treasurer
6—7Counts of the Domestics
Agents, or Official Spies— Use of Torture—FinancesGeneral Tribute, or Indiction — Assessed in the Form of a Capitation; Capitation on Trade and Industry—Free Gifts—Conclusion
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